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BUTCHER BLOCK BOOT - an experiment!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 04-22-2017 08:13 PM 627 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some strips of hickory, cherry and mahogany given to me. I always enjoy the bucker block projects on LJ site so I thought I would give it a whirl.
I call this an experiment because my clamps, the glue and I don’t mix well together. What a mess but the block was finally completed and a boot blank was fashioned. The three species of wood carved easily and the contrasts on a boot proved to be interesting. However, several shots of Scotch were required to pull me through. Never hurry a butcher block style lamination. It’s torture!
Enjoy the boot.

I’m off to the liquor cabinet!
Roman, the Scotch drinking Bootman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.





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Roger

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 08:55 PM

A very snazzy boot, bootman

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 09:37 PM

You are getting pretty fancy with your lamintations using up scrap wood. Very nice. I will have to bring you a whole tree.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 10:13 PM

“BOOTIFUL” job on this as we have come to expect.

Hey, share the Scotch; my fixed income does not leave that luxury!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 11:37 PM

very nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 01:31 AM

Very nice Roman, I think there are so many possibilities with wood combinations, designs and execution that there are not enough of us to test them all.
This is a fantastic result and well worth the “FEW” scotch’s that were required to reach the end.
Congratulations.
Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 04-23-2017 02:52 AM

makes me want to see lines other way …so you can call them checker boots ….or tic tac toe …LMAO ….....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 04-23-2017 04:14 AM

Extraordinary work. The pattern looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sasha

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#8 posted 04-23-2017 07:48 AM

delight….....

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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steliart

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#9 posted 04-23-2017 08:39 AM

another great boot

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#10 posted 04-23-2017 09:24 AM

Shtunned shpeechlesh, am I.

-- Mark

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crowie

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#11 posted 04-23-2017 10:09 AM

One classy boot Roman…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 04-23-2017 02:08 PM

This boot really looks great. I love the ‘plaid look’ the wood color contrast gives it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 04-23-2017 02:37 PM

Roman I love the serendipity your boots and shoes provide. The craft and skill you exhibit is always inspiring. That’s a really cool piece :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#14 posted 04-23-2017 03:38 PM

Very nice, Roman.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#15 posted 04-27-2017 06:11 AM

I love the boot, but not Scotch!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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